The simple experience of consciously seeing our morning mug of chai or coffee, or glass of juice, reaching for it, bringing it to our lips and drinking it, shows us that the entire operation occurs within, defined by our desire and our perceptions.
Another experience, one of seeing a politician on the TV, and we respond emotionally, pro or con, and this too all happens within us. There is no way to have the experience without first perceiving the object, internalizing the experience, and responding.
The chai and the politician, for example, both exist in consciousness, and specifically in our aggregation of it, the Cosmos within. This is what we call “ourselves”, our karmically induced collection of impressions and reflections, acted upon to live our dharma, the Dharma of Being; Cosmic life, Totality, Brahman.
Inside and out are both Cosmic, and always have been. The unique characteristic of living Brahman is that there is no unknown within. There is nothing in shadow or darkness or confusion which allows doubt to creep into any of the infinite actions and objects encountered in consciousness, from the most sublime and invincible Divinity to the most powerful Asuras, or demons.
Living Brahman, the consciousness of the Cosmos is our consciousness too, so that any situation or dynamic on earth is known intuitively, and we act decisively, to strengthen the influence of Cosmic life here, using everything in our toolbox to effect the strongest change possible, as quickly as possible.
With all of our global influences flooding in from a very busy world, how do we smooth out the sometimes jarring influence on ourselves and others? Certainly it is beyond anyone’s power to do this by controlling the external world directly. Even the most mighty dictator could not achieve such a thing. Nonetheless, each of us can bring ease into the world.
When Totality is the canvas, then we have everything in Creation to draw from, including the source. So when we see conflict or even worse, hatred in the world, we just perceive it within ourselves, observing without touching – allowing it to rest easily and dissolve. Rinse and repeat.
There is absolutely no reason to engage with any negativity that comes our way, but that doesn’t mean pretending it doesn’t exist. Living Brahman, any negativity when it manifests become fiercely apparent, and whispers the silent challenge, “What is stronger than you, why does this bring a shadow to your mind and heart? Where is the weakness, the lack of Cosmic life within?”
This is a good question to always ask about that which we feel helpless against, knowing that we are the perceived object, in addition to our perceived selves, and that solving the conflict is entirely our responsibility. Otherwise it becomes an absurd game of us wanting others to change our perception of them. wtf? That is clearly insanity. So we manage within to manage the world.
Once we are living Totality, Cosmic life, because of the clarity and depth of perception, we can effect changes nearly without limit. Not in a vacuum but through our seamless relationship with Divinity, our innate and established working relationships with the entire hierarchy, bringing our prayers and humble supplications, and responsible conversations, where they will be the most effective. Always strengthening Cosmic life for all.
Why do we do this? Because we can. 🙂 Mother doesn’t bring us to Brahman so that we can sell peanuts. 🙂
~ Jai Guru Dev. All Glory to His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, and All of the Saints and good souls of this world ~